- The Laws of New York
- Consolidated Laws
- Title 1: General Provisions Article 1 Short Title and Definitions (§§
- Article 2: Dignity For All Students
Section 10 Legislative intent
The legislature finds that students' ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school's ability to educate its students, are compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment including bullying, taunting or intimidation. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment. The purpose of this article is to foster civility in public schools and to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with a school's educational mission.